Most RequestedPrograms

The New Mexico Department of Health works in many ways to promote, preserve and protect your health. Below are just a few of our programs, all of which provide some of the most requested and important services we provide to you.

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Birth & Death Certificates

Our Vital Records office collects, processes, corrects and issues copies of birth and death certificates.

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Medical Cannabis Program

Ensures patients have safe access to medicine for a number of qualifying health conditions, and licenses non-profit producers and dispensaries in the state.

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WIC is the Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC). It is a federal program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and our Public Health Division.

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Immunization Program

Request copies for shot records as well as child and adult immunization information.

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Health Facility Licensing & Certification

Our Division of Health Improvement licenses health facilities, such as hospitals and nursing homes, to ensure compliance with state and federal requirements.

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Developmental Disabilities

Our Developmental Disabilities Support Division provides service and support to children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

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Stay in the KnowLatest News


Framework for Crisis Triage Centers
The New Mexico Department of Health has announced new regulations and licensing requirements for crisis triage centers. This new type of health facility is designed to help individuals who voluntarily admit themselves to stabilize their behavioral health incidents. Crisis triage centers will provide emergency behavioral health evaluations, as well as outpatient and short-term residential services....


Department of Health Investigates Outbreak of Hepatitis A in Albuquerque
The New Mexico Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in Bernalillo County. Since the end of October NMDOH has confirmed four acute hepatitis A virus infections in adults ranging in age from 34-53 years.

What's Happening at DOHFeatured Events


Advisory Council on Quality
Center for Development and Disability
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Meeting will be held in room 103-E.


Licensed Midwives Advisory Board
Northwest Valley Public Health Office
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
This meeting will be held in the large conference room. This meeting is open to the public; closed portions of the meeting may be held at the discretion of the Board.

Message from the Cabinet SecretaryLynn Gallagher

The New Mexico Department of Health (NMDOH) has a strong and enduring commitment to creating conditions which enable the people of New Mexico to thrive. We are committed to improving health status, and to ensuring the availability of and equitable access to high quality health services that meet the needs of our communities.

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Vampire Facials and Risks of Infection
If you followed the news in Albuquerque in September, some of you may have heard two words you never thought you’d hear together in your life: vampire facial. Turns out, it’s the subject of an ama...


Breast Cancer Awareness Month
This year, to commemorate October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month, I am turning the blog over to Dawn Hunter, NMDOH Deputy Secretary, to share a very important and personal message.